Hair Colors

Red Hair Color ideas: Modern and Stylish Red Hair Color Shades

New hair color is the perfect way to play around with your look even without a tough breakup or a serious life-changing moment! Most people who want to embark on this journey usually shy away from it because they don’t know if they’ll be able to pull it off or not or get it done to their liking.

How do I maintain my colored hair and prevent it from fading too soon?

Most of your hair color tends to fade away when you’re washing your hair. To slow down this process as much as possible, make sure that you’re waiting at least 72 hours after getting your hair dyed before washing it. Furthermore, use conditioners and shampoos that are sulfate-free and designed specifically for colored hair. This will help keep the color locked in for as long as possible! Along with that just make sure you’re taking proper care of your hair with hair masks and heat protectant products before straightening or curling etc.

Can I dye my hair at home?

To be honest, that’s probably not the best idea! Red can be a very tricky color to get right as your hairdresser needs to make sure they’re picking the right shade for your hair type and complexion. For example, if you have curly hair, it’s probably a great idea to get something with a little more depth and dimension to make your curls stand out. Plus with the process of bleaching involved when dark hair is concerned, it’s a good idea to leave it to your hairdresser, pay a few bucks, and get it done right the first time around!

Can I use henna for a natural hair dye instead of a red hair dye?

Even though henna is a natural and usually chemical-free hair dye that won’t damage your hair, the desired results aren’t always guaranteed. You might end up with a different shade of orange/ red each time you use it. Furthermore, it’s much harder to get henna out of your hair if you want to change your hair color.

List of Red Hair Color Ideas

However, when you’ve got a color as gorgeous and versatile as red on your hands, there is absolutely a way of making it work for you, depending on the shade you choose! Whether you’re looking for something subtle to add a little pizzazz to your hair, or a wildly dramatic new look for a complete change, we’ve got a whole list of different red hair colors for you to choose from.

#1 Auburn

This deeply vibrant orange-tinted hair color can range from a light reddish color to a rich brown depending on the shade of auburn that you opt for. The varieties of options available in the market make it completely customizable for people of all skin tones. Whether you want a simple rich color or spice it up with highlights, here are some examples of the shades of auburn that you need to try right now!

  • Bright auburn- Take your normal brownish shade of auburn, add a lot more red to turn up the vibrancy and you get this gorgeous warm, bright auburn hair that’s perfect for medium to lighter skin tones. Throw in some darker roots for a more blended look and you’ve got the perfect new hair!
  • Light auburn– Worn by celebrities such as Emma Stone, this golden-hued ginger hair color is stunning on both cool and warm-toned skins. Whip out this lighter shade when summer says goodbye to match the autumn leaves!
  • Dark auburn– Want to add some dimension to your hair without changing it up too much? Dark auburn is the way to go! It’s got deeper tones of a chocolate brown with reddish-brown highlights that will have your hair looking very healthy and nourished.

#2 Burgundy

This is the perfect purple-toned shade of red for those brunettes who want to add some color to their hair but aren’t sure about committing to anything too bright just yet. Whether you balayage it with darker browns, or dye your entire head with this color, it’s bound to make people throw a genuine compliment your way every time they see you! Short hair or long, dark complexion or light, this hair color will add some edge to your style and leave you leaving the salon looking stunning.

  • Bright black raspberry hair- This hair color is great for when you’re feeling bold enough to add those bright purple tones in your life! It’s a rich brown color with purple hues that glistens in the sunlight. You could also try combining this with lavender highlights for a truly magical moment!

#3 Ruby Red

This particular hair color is a vibrant, rich, and intense shade of a bright red that’ll be sure to draw anyone’s attention in the crowd. This cool-toned color goes especially well with lighter skin and colored eyes. Whether it’s styled with curled ringlets or sleek straight with a few side bangs, this hair color is the one to go for when you want to make a bold statement! 

#4 Red velvet hair

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Everyone loves a good red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting on their birthdays, but how about you spice up this birthday with a red velvet hair color instead? It’s an eye-catching red with cool undertones that makes it more muted than ruby red but brighter than a natural auburn, and perfect for any complexion!

#5 Copper

This is truly a beautiful blend of a warm-toned bronze and reds that’ll leave your hair shining brighter than a penny. Whether you opt for a lighter strawberry blonde or a deeper copper red, this hair color will be sure to make your complexion shine through! It is a bold color to wear but it’s probably going to help you step out of your comfort zone and take more risks with your outfits!

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  • Light copper (Copper sunset)- This hair color screams “Sunset in fall” and is a slight coppery red color that compliments blue and green eyes very well.
  • Bright copper- Imagine this one to be a brand new copper wire- but as a hair color. It might be a hard color to pull off for some people, especially without any darkened roots, but if your hairdresser gives you a heads up, go ahead and give this stunning look a try!

#6 Rose gold

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We’ve all seen that rose gold is hugely in right now; from phone cases to jewelry and now hair color. With subtle cool undertones, this coppery pink shade is perfect for bringing some life to your plain blonde hair! For those with naturally dark hair seeking this color, try it out with a balayage (with your original roots) to add dimension to your hair while still making sure the shade works perfectly for you.

#7 Electric orange

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If you think red is too dark for your aesthetic, try electric orange! True to its name this bright fun color has a whole personality of its own and you’ll have lots of fun styling it with blue outfits.

#8 Blue red hair

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This one’s a gorgeous shade for all those brown-eyed people out there. A beautifully vibrant shade of red with very blue undertones which makes it seem like almost a lighter burgundy. Add a short bob to this hair color for a completely stunning transformation!

#9 Magenta

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Stemming from the burgundy world, magenta hair has more pinky tones mixed in with the purple and is another statement-making color. If it’s too bold for you to wear it on its own, try it as a highlight color for your dark hair. We’ve seen some beautiful natural-haired queens rocking a magenta highlights look!

#10 Dark strawberry

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This color has a warm, brown tone mixed with red and is perfect for those who want to keep the red shades as subtle as possible! Pair this hair color with some layers and an emerald (or any other dark) colored top for a fresh and trendy look.

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Suhira Munshi

Suhira heads the editorial department of SheBegan Magazine. She joined SheBegan Magazine as an author in 2017, and her writings also appeared on cosmopolitan, lifefalcon and other mags. Suhira loves to write on wellness-related topics, skin/hair/beauty tips, and bridal grooming niche. Later, in 2019, she became the head of our editorial board and also holds the position of Growth analyst. Having had sufficient experience with fitness and nutritional balance, Suhira has worked as a fitness trainer at local Gyms, we utilize her experience in our fitness and nutritional recommendations.

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